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Anthony Sousa Jr. arrested in alleged stabbing and carjacking of a taxi driver in Salinas

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An 18-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested Thursday in the stabbing and carjacking of a taxi driver who was hired to give the pair a ride to a shopping center on Monday, Salinas police said. Anthony Sousa Jr. and the 17-year-old suspect were detained Thursday on suspicion of attempted homicide, criminal conspiracy and carjacking, police said.

Sousa was booked into Monterey County Jail and the juvenile was taken to Monterey County Juvenile Hall, police said. The 44-year-old male taxi driver was called on Monday to the 100 block of San Juan Grade Road just east of U.S. Highway 101 to pick up two passengers, police said. After the driver took the suspects to a shopping center on Davis Road, they both attacked him and stabbed him several times, police said. The driver survived the attack, police said.

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